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Seventeen spring athletes named NAIA Scholar Athletes

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced its spring sport Scholar Athletes and 17 Huntington University student-athletes representing six different teams were among the list of honorees.

In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.

  Student-Athlete   YR   Sport   Hometown
  Ryan Bethel   JR   Baseball   Alvordton, Ohio
  Tyson Dietrich   SR   Baseball   Archbold, Ohio
  Jamar Weaver   JR   Baseball   Shipshewana, Ind.
  Zach Borntreger   JR   Golf   Fort Wayne, Ind.
  Audra Klopfenstein   JR   Softball   Archbold, Ohio
  Natalie McGuire   SR   Softball   Elwood, Ind.
  Kerrie Ecker   SR   Tennis   Cicero, Ind.
  Constanze Golz   JR   Tennis   Friemar, Germany
  Erin Van Kampen   JR   Tennis   Lombard, Ill.
  Michael Bowman   SR   Track & Field   La Fontaine, Ind.
  Ben Gammon   JR   Track & Field   Byron Center, Mich.
  Brooks Gerke   SR   Track & Field   Auburn, Ind.
  Codi Wiersema   JR   Track & Field   Byron Center, Mich.
  Marie Ditzler   SR   Track & Field   Huntington, Ind. 
  Jean Donaldson   SR   Track & Field   Peru, Ind.
  Samantha McCoy   JR   Track & Field   Greenfield, Ind.
  Nicole Pennington   JR   Track & Field   Northwood, Ohio

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.